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Decorating for Halloween is cheap and fun

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-10-25T19:50:00Z"/> features Staff CommentarySarah Brown More Halloween decoration ideas Trying to <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf001095.tip.html" target="_blank">decorate</a> for Halloween on a student budget can be a trick more than a treat. I decided to accept the challenge - not for my sake alone, but f...

Cancer risks infect daily habits

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-09-12T19:35:00Z"/> features Kathleen Dazzi Cell phones, potato chips, deodorant - it seems as if every day new things are popping up as potential causes of cancer. For students, this means that changes in lifestyle, diet and habits may help them live longer, cancer-free lives...

What Internet radio to listen to

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-02-07T08:00:00Z"/> features Pros, cons of popular Internet radio websites and applications for the musically inclinedElizabeth BowenIt seems that a vast majority of Chico State students utilize Internet radio every day for quick pre-made and customized playlists and the ability ...

Tuition hike, cut classes alters university experiences

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-11-14T19:06:00Z"/> features Kathleen Dazzi When Kayla Bruni first came to Chico State five years ago she thought tuition was worth it. Not anymore, the senior recreation major said. Like Bruni, students across California face higher fees. Although students continue to enroll...

22 tips to avoid procrastination

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-02-20T08:00:00Z"/> features What you wish you had done when cramming at 3 a.m.Nicole D’SouzaIt is 11 p.m. the night before a big paper is due, and you’ve been too busy to work on it. You sit at your laptop. Your hands are poised above the keyboard, ready to type — but the ...

Punk legend shares insight on file-sharing

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-12-14T08:00:00Z"/> features Nicole GerspacherGlobal music piracy loses the United States economy $12.5 billion every year. That totals 71,060 U.S. jobs lost, $2.7 billion in workers’ earnings lost and $422 million in federal tax revenues lost, according to an analysis by the In...

Stick a fork in it: Dollar store meals: French toast, tuna burger and tropical rice dish

March 28, 2014


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Published 2011-09-12T19:17:00Z"/> features Taylor Western My dad always claimed that dollar stores were "the happiest places on Earth." From what I can remember, we would spend $35 on vanilla wafers, and I was pretty happy. Dollar Tree really came in handy when I started college and moved i...

Stick a fork in it: Homemade mustard brewed in coffee grinder

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-02-13T21:30:00Z"/> features opinion/columnists Rebecca MahanYou probably don't think of mustard as artistic. Until recently, I wouldn't have thought so either. But as Nick Dawson, a senior electrical engineering major, recently showed me, it can be. Dawson began making his ...

O-FACE: Three’s a party

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-09-13T12:42:00Z"/> features opinion/columnists Aubrey CrosbyFor some people, having one lover to look at is enough. For everyone else, there are threesomes. Imagine taking the excitement of your normal sexploits and throwing in an extra person. It sounds great – and believe...

Students help kids start their own business

March 28, 2014


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Published 2010-11-01T20:26:00Z"/> features Sarah BrownInstead of sleeping in and watching cartoons with his little brother early Saturday morning, seventh-grader Jared Briggs has been going to camp to learn how to start a business. Briggs participated in Chico State's Wise Kid Healthy Kid Ca...

Savvy Saving: Dress-up

March 28, 2014


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Published 2012-10-17T11:19:00Z"/> features opinion/columnists Samantha YoungmanI never decide on a Halloween costume until the very last minute. One year, I ran to a Spirit Halloween store the day before the holiday and found a blond wig, a sequined dress and gloves. I went as Lady Gaga. I...

Tales from beyond this world

March 28, 2014


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Published 2013-02-08T12:36:00Z"/> features Liz BowenSpace stations, floating astronauts and stellar photos of the atmosphere from above were all shown Thursday in Harlen Adams Theatre by Stephen K. Robinson, a NASA astronaut. The free public event "Heavy Construction Made Weightless: Building t...

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